Re: Bigger numbers != better
I was really confused by this also.
Also, Vivaldi is awesome and I love it. I won't mention my open tab count...
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I watched one of their presentations on new slack features coming soon. They looked useful. The problem is they want you to use salesforce instead of adding new things to slack. If they are only going to use slack to upsell and shill their other stuff they are going to lose customers. They are just going to kill a growing product.
I am also a desktop and server user. I use the basic concepts as graham, but run a tmpfs as root. There are two things I want to clarify in the post that I found unclear. First, there is a binary cache and it only compiles when necessary. Second, the packages webpage is super useful, but you can use 'nix-env -qaP' to search for packages from the command line, however not specifying it in a configuration file sort of defeats the purpose of a system you can easily reproduce. The ability to boot into a previous working configuration is extremely useful. Overall the distribution is very useful for sysadmins and developers once you tackle the learning curve.
Yeah. He skipped details on if he was going to pay Apple's normal rate for in-app purchases. Also, this is all coming from one side, so he gets the chance to bend the truth. Must have also been nice to visit a workplace that wasn't a ghost town.
The reality is that many Twitter users aren't going to Mastodon. It has new quirks they aren't used to and the registration process is harder. The real company who will benefit is Facebook.They will absorb an increase in traffic easily and serve more ads. They may lack the same features as twitter, but I think they will just be lost.
It may be unpopular everywhere, but I sort of respect that he willing to take the metaverse risk. FB is stale and there are tons of articles about how it is your parents/grandparents social network now. So he is willing to take a risk rather than sit and run a company that will slowly decline. Investors are just worried about quarterly earnings reports. See Google for what that does to a company.
So they release a follow-up to their line of 2 slot offerings which existed in the age of 2.4-3 slot GPUs, and it is a 3 slot with a 450w max... in the age of an NVIDIA reference design being 3 slots and asking for 600w. Also, the NUC 12 is only recently available. Will the 13 really be available so soon?
Although Canonical does not track downloads, installations, machines running snaps or anything else
An early-access version of the Steam game store has been available as a snap for about six months, and the company told us it has been installed over 100,000 times already, even before its official release.
I only have ubuntu machines left because they are legacy. When they are replaced they won't be ubuntu. Snaps are really annoying. I think most people avoid them where possible..
The unix folks moved to Google after plan9 and took some of the best bits with them. Stuff like 9p is in active use in qemu I think, and it is a wonderful simple protocol. The go language is well suited for use with acme. Go compilation errors are structured for use in acme. It is interesting, but it is built on a computing paradigm we just don't use. Servers that provide compute, servers for storage... It was underfunded at the end of bell labs, and the 9front people appear to be the last torchbearers. It isn't something that will ever see investment or dramatic improvement.
If they gathered this info in July they missed a lot of huge companies signalling tightening for a recession. This will have spread to other companies even if they aren't affected yet.
The 2020 comparison is so obviously flawed. Spending then was to continue business and not optional. Now it totally is. Just extend the lifetime of existing infrastructure. Their comments on cloud are flawed also. Fewer customers means reduced resources needed to handle them. And in most organizations there is room to cut in their cloud bills including killed project infrastructure. The benefit of cloud being opex cuts both ways. It allows quick resizing, so bills can be adjusted quite rapidly. It isn't quite the same a the cost of buying new servers, but it is false to think that cloud costs can't go down significantly.
I imagine Gartner is aware of some of this and doesn't let reality get in the way of publishing something. Deadlines to meet!
google cancels the project because it is not profitable, google announces a new project but no one uses it because google cancels a lot of projects so google cancels the project because it is not profitable, google announces a new project but no one uses it because google cancels a lot of projects so google cancels the project because it is not profitable, google announces a new project but no one uses it because google cancels a lot of projects so google cancels the project because it is not profitable, google announces a new project but no one uses it because google cancels a lot of projects so ...
Something like that. Stadia would have taken time and innovation to succeed, and Google can't see past this quarter's profits.
Try to hire the best and then make statements that are obvious bullshit instead of being honest. That is disrespectful. If he is willing to lie about this, what else will he lie about? The economy is a great excuse to trim spending now that the pandemic is over. Maybe they overhired. But they also keep cutting R&D... Normal accounting management to take profits now on the quarterly results to score performance bonuses and forget the long term prospects of the company. Google is becoming what I picture IBM was like... boring and adverse to any risk.
This is a problem many places sans the tax break. There was heavy real estate investment. Business property, nearby condos and such. The beginning of the pandemic saw foreign casino operations abandon their rentals and disappear overnight. As the pandemic continued, businesses continued to shrink their footprint in real estate. Businesses nearby suffered from lack of business and closed. So the battle was really between those wanting their real estate investments to be profitable again vs companies who had learned how much you can save by people working out of their homes. And, the Philippine economy is in a tough spot and can't afford for large companies to start exiting--there are already major caution flags for new investment.
I mostly don't see how there's much argument about it. I'm not writing any kernel contributions, so I just watch from the outside. Clearly they think it is interesting... I'm curious about the possibilities. Linus tends to be conservative and sometimes counterintuitive on some restrictions, so I am mostly depending on him when he allows something vs denies it.
I think the bang for the buck is kernel work that would be lost without rust support. It is yet to be seen if the cost of supporting rust will be worth it, but I am guessing it will. Linux isn't a single entity managed project, so you have to be flexible about working with others.
At least initially, Starlink only has coverage over the northern area of the country. This helps some, but the largest need is farther south. The terminals themselves have a cost, but you also have to do an installation in a typhoon prone area with lots of trees. It has been good to watch how advancements in local networks has really accelerated after 2020, though.
The Philippines wage is not a living wage. No one qualified is going to accept that salary. Even call centers will pay more than that. The price of a US developer is a lot lower if you don't force them to live in places like the bay area. I think you can almost halve that if you hire in places where the cost of living isn't so outrageous.
Anyway, the github license allows them to do what they want with things put there. Read your licenses before you use things.. especially if they're someone like Microsoft. My only question is if someone puts a repo there and isn't associated with the original work that lives elsewhere.
Anyway, for anyone harboring the delusion that github wasn't really Microsoft... now is the time to move off of github.
I realize that they pass this information, but was there a real need to say it was 3GB? It is obviously untrue. The math on how much that is per hour/minute does not add up to anything close to reality. I expect people selling me technical products--especially security ones--to not be loose about such things for the sake of sales.
I really hate it when companies push 'facts' that are obviously wrong. Anyone on a metered data plan is quickly going to notice 3GB a day, or 900GB a month of your data being sent back to Apple/Google. When the peddle such obvious lies in things I can quickly check it makes me question everything else they say. The tethering thing is easily avoided on Android phones, and it usually a violation of the TOS and can get your account suspended. They also talk up where the CPU is made, but a quick search shows the modem supplier is Broadmobi Shanghai. The facts are that with that price they have a tiny market when much cheaper alternatives exist.